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Nestle Associate Tech Factory Quality (QA Lab Analyst) in Davenport, Iowa

We’re a “safety first” culture driven by a zero defect and zero waste mentality set out to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. Over 100 years in existence, we’ve grown our passionate Purina Family as we’ve grown the breadth of our business. As a Quality Assurance Lab Analyst, you’ll join our factory in Davenport, Iowa which is home to our largest manufacturing facility since 1927. Originally producing cereal, the factory became a pet food-only manufacturer in the late ‘90’s and as the largest pet food manufacturing facility in the U.S., it carefully produces, packages and ships several varieties of our Dog Chow®, Puppy Chow®, Alpo®, Beneful®, Nestlé Purina ONE®, Cat Chow®, Kitten Chow®, Friskies® and Kit N Kaboodle® brands.

As a Quality Assurance Lab Analyst, you will perform a variety of tasks. You will be performing multiple chemical tests of finished product samples and escalating tests when needed. You will be responsible for the raw material coverage during periods where an ingredient specialist is not available. You will also be responsible for ensuring all non-conforming finished product is placed on quality hold to prevent shipment to our customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform physical, and sensory tests on finished products collected from the dry pet packing room accurately and precisely

  • Responsible for the proper use and maintenance of lab equipment including the maintenance, cleaning, and calibration

  • Work as a team with other lab associates to achieve shift, department, and factory objectives

  • Assist in preparation for compliance audits

  • Follow laboratory practices and lab safety manual guidelines

Basic Qualifications:

Education: HS Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience (Years/Type): 1+ years working in a quality, food, military or related environment

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

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